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    Our largest hermit crab, Krusty, is missing! They stay in a bowl on top of the mantle, which is about 5 feet high! They've gotten out before. He's been gone a maximum of 3 days. :(

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    I'd be searching the house up and down for him! lol. It is so weird how he gets out!

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    Hope you find him.

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    Did you know that those critters can live for YEARS without being fed???
    I heard of someone finding out the hard way, when their "shell collection" in storage um....migrated and they found them many months later..lol.

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    Krusty come home!!!!!!

    Hope you find him soon!

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    Maybe he went out shopping for a bigger shell...

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    I hope you find him! In my house if he got out, his name would be Cat Treat! lol

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    I hope you find him! I would think with that color shell he'd be fairly easy to spot.

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    When we had ours and "lost" one. It got out, then shedded it's shell. We found it under the couch. Not a GOOD sight!

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    He is probably hidding somewhere molting. They like a very quiet place to do that. Mine dissapeared once and I found him in the middle of an air mattress right in the middle of molting. I left him right where he was and he came out 10 days later all changed.

    Good luck to you.

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    Good luck on the hunt Miranda! My oldest son used to have those too, and he was always lucky to find them before our cats did! lol!!! Strange how they always manage to get out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Do you have a cat Miranda? Hope you find him/her.
    No inside ones.

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    Well, I'm glad to see this has happened to others, and that they can live so long. I thought he might dry out and die without water.
    I should have a crab hunt instead of an egg hunt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Well, I'm glad to see this has happened to others, and that they can live so long. I thought he might dry out and die without water.
    I should have a crab hunt instead of an egg hunt!
    That's what happened to ours. It dried out and died. :(

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    Will he/she come out of hiding if you put out a pan of water??? Don't know much about hermit crabs, but don't want him drying out :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Well, I'm glad to see this has happened to others, and that they can live so long. I thought he might dry out and die without water.
    I should have a crab hunt instead of an egg hunt!
    That's what happened to ours. It dried out and died. :(
    oh. How long was yours out? :( Krusty is my "baby". We got him in our first set of hermies. We buy 2 each time we go to the beach these days. We've had two pair, and one from each pair has died. We have had a max of 2 at one time. AND we got Krusty first. AND he is from OBX, and I'm all about OBX! The door was left open that goes down to the basement one night when the kids weren't here. It could've been the night! Needle in a haystack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Will he/she come out of hiding if you put out a pan of water??? Don't know much about hermit crabs, but don't want him drying out :(
    IDK. It's worth a try. I wonder if a light would also help.

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    Oh, I hope you find him soon. We worry about all our "little one " don't we. I'm sure you'll find him soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    Quote Originally Posted by ButtercreamCakeArtist
    Well, I'm glad to see this has happened to others, and that they can live so long. I thought he might dry out and die without water.
    I should have a crab hunt instead of an egg hunt!
    That's what happened to ours. It dried out and died. :(
    oh. How long was yours out? :( Krusty is my "baby". We got him in our first set of hermies. We buy 2 each time we go to the beach these days. We've had two pair, and one from each pair has died. We have had a max of 2 at one time. AND we got Krusty first. AND he is from OBX, and I'm all about OBX! The door was left open that goes down to the basement one night when the kids weren't here. It could've been the night! Needle in a haystack.
    I didn't understand they could travel that far. To the basement? Oh, I'm sorry and hope you find him soon. And can I ask, what is OBX? Water and a light to lead him home. Hoping you find the little guy soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mplsgirl
    I didn't understand they could travel that far. To the basement? Oh, I'm sorry and hope you find him soon. And can I ask, what is OBX? Water and a light to lead him home. Hoping you find the little guy soon.
    OBX is Outer Banks, NC.


    Miranda--I hope Krusty shows up soon.

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    I wish you the best of luck finding him! That is very odd how he got out! THat shell color is very cool looking! Hope you find him soon! :D

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    Still no Krusty oh Krusty the family is missing you. Did you put out a bigger shell?

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    Any news if he/she was found?

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    Still no Krusty. I hope to find him today bc I'm going to do some major cleaning.

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    Oh boy, that's been along time. But then I don't know anything about them

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